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Winning pitcher Nate Glencross allowed 3 hits and no earned runs over 5 innings to help the Crusaders defeat Marlborough, 6-1. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

BOYS LACROSSE G-D 15, Burlington 11 G-D 10, Ipswich 9, 2 OT Groton-Dunstable’s Blake Lacombe (2 goals), scored the game-...

Architect's Rendering of light-filled lobby of proposed Senior Center building to be discussed & voted at Spring Town Meeting starting Monday evening April 30 at 7 pm. The Senior Center Building is Article 5 on the Town Warrant and is likely to be debated early on the first night of town meeting. [See floor plan of proposed building on page 3] Total cost of the building is $5,437,000. Funding, if passed at Town Meeting and the ballot box would result in a charge of about $90 per year per average household in Groton. The  actual impact on the taxpayer will be reduced further by retirement of $2,675,000 of long term debt as of July 2019. If approved, the architect estimates it will take about a year to complete construction of the building. 

As Senior Center Director Kathy Shelp began presenting plans for the new Senior Center last Saturday, it became clear that a...

Dr. Ralph Spada [center] publicly thanks Groton EMTs Cody McNayr [at left], Patrick Kiley, Lt. Arthur Cheeks & Gibson McCullagh [not pictured] for saving his life while Fire Chief Steele McCurdy [ at right] claps in appreciation. Photo courtesy GFD.

 On March 28, around 9:30 p.m., Groton EMTs had just finished their training exercises, and two of them were still at the...

Nashaway Girl Scouts hiking through Groton Town Forest on Earth Day. Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts

Nashaway Girl Scouts of all ages from Ayer, Dunstable, Groton, and Shirley enjoyed a hike through Groton Town Forest this...
When Groton Dunstable students went out for track this year, they didn't mean that might mean shoveling the track.     Top:...

LaCrosse Team: Standing L to R: Connor Estes, Peter Eldridge, Drew Bernard, Sam Battles, Andrew Berube, Liam McDonough, Blake Lacombe. Front Row L to R: Max Buhler, Nevin Tardif, Jack West, Matt Carroll. Missing : Evan Leonard, Cam battles. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

Chickadee and Maple 

by Craig Altobello

Peterborough artist Craig Altobello will demonstrate the steps taken to create a piece of marquetry art using wood and tools...

Winning pitcher Nate Glencross allowed 3 hits and no earned runs over 5 innings to help the Crusaders defeat Marlborough, 6-1. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

Architect's Rendering of light-filled lobby of proposed Senior Center building to be discussed & voted at Spring Town Meeting starting Monday evening April 30 at 7 pm. The Senior Center Building is Article 5 on the Town Warrant and is likely to be debated early on the first night of town meeting. [See floor plan of proposed building on page 3] Total cost of the building is $5,437,000. Funding, if passed at Town Meeting and the ballot box would result in a charge of about $90 per year per average household in Groton. The  actual impact on the taxpayer will be reduced further by retirement of $2,675,000 of long term debt as of July 2019. If approved, the architect estimates it will take about a year to complete construction of the building. 

Dr. Ralph Spada [center] publicly thanks Groton EMTs Cody McNayr [at left], Patrick Kiley, Lt. Arthur Cheeks & Gibson McCullagh [not pictured] for saving his life while Fire Chief Steele McCurdy [ at right] claps in appreciation. Photo courtesy GFD.

Nashaway Girl Scouts hiking through Groton Town Forest on Earth Day. Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts

LaCrosse Team: Standing L to R: Connor Estes, Peter Eldridge, Drew Bernard, Sam Battles, Andrew Berube, Liam McDonough, Blake Lacombe. Front Row L to R: Max Buhler, Nevin Tardif, Jack West, Matt Carroll. Missing : Evan Leonard, Cam battles. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

Chickadee and Maple 

by Craig Altobello

Winning pitcher Nate Glencross allowed 3 hits and no earned runs over 5 innings to help the Crusaders defeat Marlborough, 6-1. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

BOYS LACROSSE G-D 15, Burlington 11 G-D 10, Ipswich 9, 2 OT Groton-Dunstable’s Blake Lacombe (2 goals), scored the game-winning goal.  Senior captain...
Dear Citizens of Groton,       The Herald’s article on the Duck Pond Restoration while very informative needs a bit of clarification. Not all lakes...
Dear Editor,    The long and enduring legacy of Prescott School represents Groton’s history and today symbolizes its future.  Listed on the National...
Dear Groton Voters:    In the next few weeks Groton Town Meeting participants will have an opportunity to stand against the corrupting influence of...
Dear Editor:    Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce has joined the Coalition to Protect Patient Safety in opposition to the proposed nurse staffing...
Arriving at a Senior Center building plan has been a multi-year journey - a fraught, contentious march through hair-pulling, teeth-grinding...
This year at Groton’s Annual Town Meeting on April 30, voters in Groton will take up the topic of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers,...
  Gallery News: Craig Altobello: Stories in Wood. April 24-June 23. Presentation: Wednesday, May 2, 7-8:30 pm. Peterborough artist Craig Altobello...

News

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:11am

Architect's Rendering of light-filled lobby of proposed Senior Center building to be discussed & voted at Spring Town Meeting starting Monday evening April 30 at 7 pm. The Senior Center Building is Article 5 on the Town Warrant and is likely to be debated early on the first night of town meeting. [See floor plan of proposed building on page 3] Total cost of the building is $5,437,000. Funding, if passed at Town Meeting and the ballot box would result in a charge of about $90 per year per average household in Groton. The  actual impact on the taxpayer will be reduced further by retirement of $2,675,000 of long term debt as of July 2019. If approved, the architect estimates it will take about a year to complete construction of the building. 

As Senior Center Director Kathy Shelp began presenting plans for the new Senior Center last...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:59am
 Town Manager Mark Haddad asked the Board of Selectmen Monday night if they wanted to consider...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:47am

Dr. Ralph Spada [center] publicly thanks Groton EMTs Cody McNayr [at left], Patrick Kiley, Lt. Arthur Cheeks & Gibson McCullagh [not pictured] for saving his life while Fire Chief Steele McCurdy [ at right] claps in appreciation. Photo courtesy GFD.

 On March 28, around 9:30 p.m., Groton EMTs had just finished their training exercises, and two of...

Obituaries

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:28am
Sarah Weston Shanklin, of Groton and Menauhant, MA, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:26am
Helen Miriam (McDowell) Goodwin beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:24am
Susan M. (Stebbins) Bisceglia, 62, of Groton, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at home,...

Features

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:12am
Heron Chicks, Creatures of the Deep Swamp.  Photo from the swamp at Wharton Plantation by Scott...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:06am

Moreton Bay Fig Study - Malcolm Pettigrove - pen drawing

Noted bird and tree illustrator David Sibley says it the simplest. “If you can walk under it, it’s...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:52am

Periods of drought appear to be getting longer and more intense. It is more important than ever to understand our most precious natural resource water. Andi Ross (center) presented an overview of the past droughts, to members of the Groton Garden Club, focusing on the impact these have had in our area. She discussed our area's watershed, rain collection and utilization and soil optimization. with the goal of using knowledge and tools to assist our gardens to successfully get through times of drought. She is joined by Club members Betty Ireland (l) and Bev Johnson following her presentation. Courtesy photo

Water is all around us: falling as rain or snow, flowing into rivers or lakes, streaming from...

Public Notices

Public Notices are also online here.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:41am
2018 SPECIFICATIONS-INVITATION TO BID    Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Road...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:37am
Public Meeting Notice Groton Conservation Commission In accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:35am
Public Meeting Notice Groton Conservation Commission In accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act...

Sports

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:19pm

Winning pitcher Nate Glencross allowed 3 hits and no earned runs over 5 innings to help the Crusaders defeat Marlborough, 6-1. Photo by Robert Mingolelli.

BOYS LACROSSE G-D 15, Burlington 11 G-D 10, Ipswich 9, 2 OT Groton-Dunstable’s Blake Lacombe (2...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:19pm
When Groton Dunstable students went out for track this year, they didn't mean that might mean...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:59pm

LaCrosse Team: Standing L to R: Connor Estes, Peter Eldridge, Drew Bernard, Sam Battles, Andrew Berube, Liam McDonough, Blake Lacombe. Front Row L to R: Max Buhler, Nevin Tardif, Jack West, Matt Carroll. Missing : Evan Leonard, Cam battles. Photo by Robert Mingolelli

Special Announcements

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:43am
 Town Manager Mark Haddad announced membership of the Police Chief Search Committee. Acknowledging...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:39am
 When voters consider Article 18 at Annual Town Meeting they will decide whether to accept the...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:35am
Groton Board of Selectmen voted to adopt sewer regulations and fees for the new Four Corners Sewer...

Happenings

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:59am
Groton Conservation Trust is honored to have Tom and Carl Taplin present at its May 2 annual...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:56am
Early May heralds the beginning of the ‘high season’ of spring migration, when many species of neo-...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:47am
Dunstable Theater Collaborative presents: The Glass Menagerie  by Tennessee Williams Directed by...

People

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:22am

Nashaway Girl Scouts hiking through Groton Town Forest on Earth Day. Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts

Nashaway Girl Scouts of all ages from Ayer, Dunstable, Groton, and Shirley enjoyed a hike through...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:30pm
[As high school students, most of us have gone through the stressful process of writing an essay...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:44pm
When and where: UMass Lowell; Sunday, April 29, noon and 2 p.m. Durgin Hall, South Campus, 35...

Schools

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:30am
  Groton Dunstable Regional School District School Committee Chairman Marlena Gilbert advised the...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:16am
 The Board of Selectmen is tenuous in their support for a new School Resource Officer even though...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:56am

GD Chamber Choir Carnegie rehersal photo with Eric Whitacre. Courtesy photo.

The award-winning Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Chamber Choir returned this week from New...

Letters

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:11pm
Dear Citizens of Groton,       The Herald’s article on the Duck Pond Restoration while very...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:09pm
Dear Editor,    The long and enduring legacy of Prescott School represents Groton’s history and...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:07pm
Dear Groton Voters:    In the next few weeks Groton Town Meeting participants will have an...

Out of Town

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:21pm
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ ‘JAM’: Listen to a swinging set by Indian Hill Music’s jazz faculty trio followed...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:47pm
Shared Vision explores the creations of artists Katherine DuBose and Susan Garry. Marvel at the...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:45pm
INDIAN HILL MUSIC SCHOOL PERFORMATHON: Indian Hill Music School students and faculty offer two days...

Public Library

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:01am
  Gallery News: Craig Altobello: Stories in Wood. April 24-June 23. Presentation: Wednesday, May 2...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:36pm

Chickadee and Maple 

by Craig Altobello

Peterborough artist Craig Altobello will demonstrate the steps taken to create a piece of marquetry...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 3:58pm
Adult Events: Tue, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Groton’s Colby Elliot: Audiobooks and Your Empire of Words...

Groton Herald

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